The marquee matchup of Week 11 would have been laughed off the schedule in 2016. In other sports, parity is way more parody than reality. But not in the NFL, where all four division leaders in the NFC didn’t even make the playoffs last year. And the game of the week was between two unlikely contenders, when the Los Angeles Rams visited the Minnesota Vikings. Both clubs entered the contest with a 7-2 record and beaming from first place in their respective divisions.
Now that we’ve recovered from the abject mystery and misery of firing Joe Girardi, we can pseudo-focus on the next guy while we scratch our scalps. Back in 2008, when the Yankees tried to fill the biblical shoes of Joe Torre, there were three main candidates: Don Mattingly, Tony Pena and Girardi. And it seemed the locals were equally split on the selection. I was actually in Pena’s camp, considering the remarkable job he did in Kansas City, back when the Royals were still a baseball black hole.
Politicians often brand Big Apple mayor the second-hardest job in our republic. The only harder and hotter seat than Gracie Mansion is the Oval Office. Perhaps you may consider a third job — manager of the New York Yankees, which, suddenly and surprisingly, is now vacant. Like the mayor or POTUS, you’re not only expected to perform day and night, and say and do the proper thing all day every day, but you also have 4 million people (fans) who think they can do your job better than you can.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".